Village vibe in the city


  • Eat And Drink
  • Monday, 27 May 2019

Rendang Daging Tok is a delicacy from Perak.

GET a feel of kampung-style dining in the heart of bustling Bukit Bintang.

At Shook! in Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, diners can enjoy traditional Malay food served in a village-like set-up for Ramadan.

The Kampung Festive Buffet offers crowd favourites such as Rendang Daging Tok and Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis.

Its executive sous chef Rafizan Abdul Rahim said the original Rendang Daging Tok recipe from Perak was used to ensure that the meat was tender and the gravy had the right balance of creaminess and sweetness.

Malay-style kambing bakar is available at Kampung Festive Buffet at Shook!, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. —Photos: Muhamad Shahril Rosli/The Star

“The rendang was cooked in coconut milk for six hours to achieve the authentic kampung taste.

“The dry sambal petai ikan bilis is also not to be missed. People love to eat just that with hot rice.

He said they also served some menu items from the north, like Ayam Percik Utara and Kerabu Daging Utara.

“The ayam percik is golden yellow as it is made with chilli and turmeric. Most of the versions sold here are Kelantanese, they are pale as they are cooked without chilli.

Traditional Malay kuih such as (clockwise from top left) cucur badak, kuih talam and kuih lapis are also available.
Traditional Malay kuih such as (clockwise from top left) cucur badak, kuih talam and kuih lapis are also available.

“The kerabu daging is made with roasted grated coconut that lends a strong, smoky flavour to the dish unlike the usual ones that are made with kerisik (toasted ground grated coconut),” he said.

There is also Malay-style kambing bakar, Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak, nasi briyani, sup ekor and bubur lambuk.

A line of stalls serving rojak buah, satay, ikan bakar, roti canai, noodles and soups are also available.

Traditional healthy Malay salad is served with a variety of classic village sambal like sambal belacan, sambal tempoyak, sambal cincaluk and budu.

Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis goes well with a plate of hot rice.
Sambal Petai Ikan Bilis goes well with a plate of hot rice.

A variety of Malay kuih such as onde-onde, kuih lapis, seri muka, tepung pelita and cucur badak is part of the buffet too. To wash it all down, there is the Malaysian favourite, teh tarik.

The buffet is priced at RM98 nett per adult and RM50 nett per child aged 12 years and below. The Kampung Festive Buffet ends June 2.

SHOOK!, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Business hours: 6am-11pm. (Tel: 03-2782 3804/3816). Email: festivebuffetpromotion@ytlhotels.com.my

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.


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